Road crews around the Riverbend have been preparing for the first winter storm. While there is nothing forecast for the next several days, Alton Public Works Director Brad Cunningham says the Alton Street Department, like most others around the area, have been gearing up and are ready when it finally happens.

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He says the call can be made either by the police department observing slick roads, or by the public works director being out on the roads, observing deteriorating conditions. There are no storms in the immediate forecast, but if the forecast changes, Cunningham says they will be ready.